Saturday, July 21, 2012

Co-Sleeper Set Up

What a neat little bed!

I have been gradually getting things ready around the house for baby girl. There are still a few things we need, but for the most part we're ready should little miss decide to make an early appearance. Tonight we tackled the last major item on the list; getting the co-sleeper (a bassinet that can attach to the bed or be free standing) out of storage and cleaned up.

Noelle was immediately infatuated with it. I don't think she can possibly remember it (she slept in it until she was 6 months old), but she knew right away what it was for... sleeping!

I think I'll sleep right here.

It's hard to believe that she ever fit in there... let alone with extra space. Here she is in it when she was about 1 month old:

See, she fit in there at one time =)

We learned very quickly that letting Noelle get into the co-sleeper was a mistake. She didn't want to get out! Perhaps she just liked the snugness of the little bed or the fact that it was in Mom and Dad's room. Whatever it was, she was NOT happy when we told her she had to go 'night night' in her bed. Many tears followed. 

After a few minutes we thought to take a different approach. We told her that the co-sleeper was for little babies; true statement, anyway. So, we went and got one of her little baby dolls and put it to sleep in the co-sleeper. This seemed to make everything okay and she finally consented to head towards her toddler bed =)

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